At the blog of our neighbors to the south, Katie McCann discusses Detroit’s high abortion rate.
A recurring image in stories about Detroit’s bankruptcy is darkness, loss of light: 40 percent of the city’s streetlights do not work. It’s a terribly magnificent metaphor for the loss of life the city has seen.
Over the past 60 years, the population of Detroit has fallen by 63 percent. Is it any wonder that as the individual minds that once illuminated the city left, Detroit’s light eventually dimmed?
But I want to expound upon these images with a far more brutal example of the loss of life (and light) that Detroit has suffered:
In 2012, Detroit claimed an abortion rate of 37.9 (number of abortions per 1,000 females, ages 15-44)—a rate far higher than Michigan’s statewide rate of 11 and the country’s rate of approximately 20.
FULL POST AT OHIO RIGHT TO LIFE’S BLOG